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To See Heaven in a Wild Flower

It’s that time of year again – end of holidays (for some), sprint-up to Rosh Ha Shana (also for some)… and for us, our annual house move!!! (and hopefully last one for a while!!)… and to throw in to the mix- time to vote for a grass-roots charity in Israel.   A few months ago, … Continue reading


Desert Flowers is thrilled to be partnering with New Israel Fund UK to launch their new competition called Vote for Change. Based on our original format, the new competition will reach a wider audience, shining light on a wider range of incredible and innovative projects that deserve to be championed. For years, New Israel Fund … Continue reading

Supporting Innovation in Israel

Flowers in the Desert has been writing about and supporting various social start ups in Israel. We are currently working on improving this blog and will be bringing you a new host of organisations to vote for soon. Please continue to read our previous posts and support the work that so many are doing in … Continue reading


It’s time for Round 2 of our $1000 vote. This time, through a generous donation, we are able to allocate an extra $500 to the runners up. In this round, Flowers in the Desert have featured four diverse organisations dealing with issues that include the challenges of asylum seekers,  business leadership training,  a facebook page … Continue reading


Why would the CEO of Coca Cola of Israel want the opinion of a fourteen year old Bedouin boy, who grew up in an unrecognised village? In fact, why would the CEO of Coke even have reason to meet a fourteen year old Bedouin boy who grew up in an unrecognised village? And why should … Continue reading

The School House: volunteers needed

The School House is a programme in Tel Aviv teaching English to asylum seeking women…. PLEASE HELP and pass this on if you know of anyone who could volunteer: Seeking a volunteer English teacher to teach English to a group of 5-10 African refugee women. Job description: An 8 week English course for African asylum seeking women, one evening a week, Wednesdays from 6-8pm … Continue reading

The day we came out of Egypt….. LASOVA

This Pesach I was mindful of the command to “Remember this day that you came out from Egypt.” (Shemot 13:3) Of course, the concept of the seder is designed for us to tell and retell the story, and to understand it as though we were there ourselves.  All the elaborate symbols are tools to bring it … Continue reading

YaLa Young Leaders! – YALA

Last week I did something that I’ve never done before. Excited, and a little bit apprehensive, I downloaded one of the coolest apps I’ve ever seen (granted I’m not a huge app user) and entered the virtual world of an online conference. The app, called Shaker, turned me into a little female icon (I had … Continue reading

MAGIC CARPET: Budo for Peace

  One of the things that I love about Israel is the possibility of driving for less than an hour and feeling as though you have been transported to another land. In this case, it was as though we had been whisked away on a magic carpet and delivered into  a distant Arabian village at … Continue reading

Round 1 of the $1000 Vote!

“In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.“ Albert Schweitzer Its been a while since blogging – and it’s good to be back. Since we launched Flowers in the Desert in October last year we’ve had over 4000 hits! This is way beyond what we … Continue reading